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Dyslexia Seen In Brain Scans Pre-K
2013-08-14 11:27:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dyslexia is typically diagnosed when a child is 7 or 8 years old, but new research from MIT could help identify kids at-risk for the reading disorder before they even begin to recognize words and their meanings. Using advanced brain imaging technology, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a connection between poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners and the size of a brain structure called the arcuate fasciculus,...

Unique Brain Pathway Allows Us To Learn Languages
2013-07-23 04:39:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A neural pathway unique to humans allows us to learn new words and languages, European scientists reported on Monday. Experts have long believed language acquisition - a distinctively human ability - depends on the integration of information between motor and auditory representation of words in the brain, although the precise neural mechanisms behind this interaction remained unclear. In the current study, researchers from the...

Early Warning System For Struggling Young Readers
2012-10-12 05:18:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is already known that if a 7-year-old is easily reading the "Harry Potter" books, he or she will be a strong reader later in life. It is also a given that if a 7-year-old is struggling with "The Cat in the Hat," that child will mostly likely struggle with reading from there on out. A new study from Stanford University demonstrates that brain scans can identify the neural differences between the two readers. These scans might...

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2009-08-19 13:30:00

Tone-deafness appears to be attributed to poor wiring between certain regions of the brain, researchers reported Wednesday. Writing in the August 19 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, Psyche Loui and colleagues said tone-deafness appears to be a neurological condition. "The anomaly suggests that tone-deafness may be a previously undetected neurological syndrome similar to other speech and language disorders, in which connections between perceptual and motor regions are impaired," said...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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